Portrush crowd goes wild as Shane Lowry sinks seventh birdie of the day
Shane Lowry continued his stellar form at the Open on Saturday with a scintillating round that saw him take a four shot lead over Tommy Fleetwood.
The Offaly native entered the third day of the Open tied for first place at -8 under after shooting back-to-back round scores of 67 at Royal Portrush before completing his third round with a remarkable round of 63 with five birdies on the back nine.
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Chants of ole, ole, ole accompanied Lowry as he made his way to the green on the 18th with the Irish golfer now favourite to claim a first major of his career.
He finished in second place at the US Open in 2016 and now has a real chance to claim a first Claret Jug.
"My mind is still a bit fuzzy," Lowry told Sky Sports.
"I really enjoyed today. Obviously I played great golf and the crowd were incredible. I just felt so comfortable out there. I'm hoping to feel that comfort tomorrow.
"I have a tough 24 hours ahead of me but there's no where I'd rather be. I have a four shot lead in a championship in Ireland and tomorrow is going to be incredible no matter what happens."